In today’s rapidly changing environment, your organization must respond quickly. You need to anticipate those forces that affect your ability to realize your vision and manage effectively.
Though unsettling, the changes affecting your business are creating growth opportunities. Time is of the essence.
Penny is a catalyst for change; her own as well as others. As an accomplished strategic change facilitator, she has helped individuals and organizations find solutions for success in an uncertain environment. Her personal journey has included executive positions, management consulting and non-profit leadership.
Visioning the Future: Board and Staff Retreats
“She is a remarkably able and effective facilitator. Not only would I recommend using Ms. Pearlman, I would urge any organization that is serious about strategic planning to do so!” Chairperson, PAC
Often boards of directors or trustees and senior management feel the need to take the time to do creative development and strategy work in an environment that encourages out-of-the-box thinking. So that everyone can participate to the fullest, a seasoned facilitator is required to help guide discussions and focus the group’s critical and creative thinking.
Penny has worked with the boards and management of large and small organizations to achieve their desired outcomes.
Do you need an opportunity to step back, bring together the creative thinking of your whole team and bump everyone out of their preconceived notions? She can help you shift paradigms, identify workable solutions and build consensus toward achieving your vision.
Planning for the Future
The best way to predict the future is to create it! Business leaders today have found that developing a compelling vision, innovative strategy and plan is far more effective than leaving the future to chance.
Too often organizations either don’t develop a strategic plan or write one that gathers dust on a shelf somewhere. Setting goals isn’t enough. Motivating action to implement the steps to achieve goals will get you where you want to go. Through effective planning you can determine your future and develop implementation plans that spur your organization to act.
Penny can help you develop a process for planning that will ensure, not only consensus, but that the plan is actually implemented, monitored for effectiveness and modified to meet changing requirements.
Implementing Change: Making it Sustainable
Successfully implementing a change initiative requires more than a project plan. It requires anticipating, acknowledging and integrating the “people issues” into the plan.
Penny will work with you to develop the skills necessary within your organization to manage the human side of new initiative implementation. Managing implementation with attention not only to the business issues, but also to the aspirations, attitudes and behaviors of employees and clients will go a long way toward ensuring success.
“Ms. Pearlman’s collaborative and participatory approach resulted in everyone – board and staff – involved in the process feeling that their time was well spent, their opinions were important and they owned the results. We are extremely pleased with the results of this project and her contribution to our success.” Executive Director, Multispecialty Facility
“Your foresight, organizational skills and keen analytic mind have had a positive impact on the future direction of our business.” CEO Healthcare System
“You bring an excellent mix of for-profit and not-for-profit expertise to the planning task. Your strong process skills allow you to work effectively with a small group of entrepreneurial business people to the large board of a corporation.” Vice President, Marketing “An excellent presentation. Penny really helped us clarify our issues and find tools to improve our ability to make the changes necessary. The message was motivational and supportive.” COO, Major Specialty Hospital
“Thanks for your sage advice!” Entrepreneur, Reinsurance Company.